Manchester United captain, Michael Carrick, has revealed that the only position that will be good for the club next season is first in the league.
The team finished in the 6th spot last season in the Premier League but still qualified for the UEFA Champions League after winning the Europa League.
Although finishing in the top four spot would have guaranteed Manchester United a place in the playoff for the Champions League, the new club captain believes only the top spot will be good enough.
Top Four Is Not Good Enough
“I am not wired to think that a top four spot is good enough,” Carrick said after their win against Manchester City in Houston. “It is hard to win the league every season but we have to aim for that. We can’t just set our sights on finishing in the top four spot and believe that is a step up. That’s not what Manchester United is about.
“We have to aim higher. We all know that as players and what we need to achieve for this team. We have to put in the work to take things further. For me, it is the league or nothing.”
Member Of The Old Guard
Michael Carrick had been with Manchester United for 11 years after his move from Tottenham in 2006 for 27 million pounds. He has won 5 premier league titles and believes he can instil the winning mentality of Sir Alex in the team.
“I know the standard that needs to be attained at this club and I’m lucky to have played with great leaders and players at this club who have taught me a lot.”
“There have been times when the standards in the league dropped but we cannot dwell on that for too long. We need to fight our way back by doing the right things consistently.”
Michael Carrick was appointed as the captain of the club following the exit of Wayne Rooney.